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CAPE Honor Thy Teacher Campaign

Say thanks to a great teacher from the past or present by making a donation in his or her name to the Canton Alliance for Public Education’s Honor Thy Teacher Campaign. The campaign runs through the end of the school year. For more information and/or donor forms, please visit CAPE’s website:

Peek-a-Blue Hikes

Starting April 11, the Friends of the Blue Hills will offer free, one-hour guided hikes every other Tuesday morning throughout the year. These “Peek-a-Blue” hikes will start at 11 a.m. at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. The kick-off hike will feature storytelling, songs, and a special scavenger hunt with prizes for all children at the end. For more info and the dates of the 2017 Peek-a-Blue Hikes, visit

Canton Library Art Exhibit

The work of Sharon artist Pat Lloyd will be on exhibit in the gallery at the Canton Public Library during regular hours throughout the month of May. A retired probation officer and former dance instructor, Lloyd has a BFA from Mass College of Art and has exhibited her work through various local art associations, receiving several awards. She has studied watercolor painting and pastel drawing with several well-known artists and is currently exploring acrylic painting with Laura Zanghetti. Her subject matter is reflective of her childhood memories in Roxbury’s South End and family trips to points of interest in New England.


The Canton Chapter of Moms Offering Moms Support welcomes new members. For membership information please email the club at

Moose Hill Art Exhibit: Spring Awakenings

Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery, located at 293 Moose Hill Street in Sharon, is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “Spring Awakenings,” on view now through June 19. This thematic presentation reveals bursts of colorful artistic inspiration shared by 17 artists with various mediums. The Moose Hill gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit or call 781-784-5691 for details.

May 20

Cornerstone presents Tom Madden

Cornerstone at Canton, an assisted living and memory care community located at 175 Revere Street, will host a live performance by Tom Madden, a talented musician who has performed for more than 30 years on voice, keyboards, trombone, and guitar. Madden has played all over the country, from Hawaii to Florida, and from Nova Scotia to Seattle, learning every style of music! Join us at 2 p.m. as he brings his lively program to Cornerstone at Canton.

Trailside Museum Turtle Festival

Join the staff at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum as they celebrate one of the oldest groups of animals, the turtles. Visit the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore at your own pace. The event will feature special exhibits, hands-on activities, children’s crafts and games, and a presentation at 2 p.m. on the Cold-stunned Sea Turtle Rescue and Recovery Program. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Registration is not required.

May 20 & 21

Brookwood Annual Seedling Sale

Brookwood Community Farm will hold its annual seedling sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11 Blue Hill River Road in Canton. All seedlings are locally grown: heirlooms, native flowers, and every vegetable from arugula to zucchini — over 250 options! Additionally, there will be soil, seeds, and more for sale! New for 2017, master gardeners will be on site for free consultations both days! For more info, please visit

JFK Fundraiser at TreeTop Adventures

Join your classmates and their families for a day of fun at TreeTop Adventures! While you are zipping through the trees with your friends, you’ll also be raising funds for the JFK School community! Book your reservation at for any time on May 20 or 21 (use promo code “JFKCAPT”). This fundraiser cannot be combined with any other promotion. TreeTop Adventures will donate $5 for every full price youth ticket sold (ages 7-11) and $10 for every full price adult ticket sold (ages 12+).

May 21

8th Annual Massasoit Arts Festival

Massasoit Community College will host its eighth annual Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MCC’s Canton campus, located at 900 Randolph Street. The festival will feature three juried art shows — including artwork from CHS and Blue Hills students — as well as the “Our”Story Wampanoag History exhibit courtesy of Plymouth 400. Other attractions include fine arts crafters, a kid’s activity tent, giant steamroller print demo, food and drinks, raffles, live music, and more. Admission is free. For more info, visit

Historical Society Open House

The Canton Historical Society, located at 1400 Washington Street, will be open to the public from 2-5 p.m. Over 200 years of history of the men and women who developed our community are here on display. The society has a new floor layout, making it easy to experience these stories. While there you can pick up a book on Canton history written by Canton people. Canton Comes of Age is a great book to consider for a graduating senior. For the latest Historical Society news, go to

Eleanor Roosevelt Program

Cornerstone at Canton, an assisted living and memory care community located at 175 Revere Street, invites the public to a presentation on Eleanor Roosevelt by Professor Gary Hylander starting at 10:30 a.m. For the latest news and info, visit

May 22

CHS Pops Concert

Enjoy a night of great music and singing at the annual CHS Pops concert, where Canton High School band and singing groups put on an entertaining show for the whole family. The concert starts at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. Admission is free. This is a night of lively entertainment, with a varied program of music and songs that will appeal to everyone. Take advantage of this wonderful evening out and enjoy the music!

May 23

Blue Hills Regional Senior Art Show

Seniors in the Design & Visual Communications program at Blue Hills Regional Technical School will display their outstanding artwork to the public from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium at 800 Randolph Street in Canton. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome.

May 25

Canton Library Book Club

Friends with Books will discuss The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin at 10:30 a.m. at the Canton Public Library. New members are welcome.

May 29

Historical Society Memorial Day Open House

In celebration of the contributions that Canton’s veterans have made in defending our country, the Canton Historical Society, located at 1400 Washington Street, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The society’s special display of Civil War artifacts, Paul Revere displays, and other collections of Canton history will be on display. Come visit and experience Canton’s stories of long ago and recognize the contributions of our town heroes.

May 31

Container Gardening Workshop

Learn to design your own herb/annual container at the upcoming Container Gardening Workshop at St. James Lutheran Church, 214 York Street in Canton. The program runs from 7-9 p.m. and is led by Country Gardens of Easton. Call Paula at 508-230-9039 to register.

June 3 & 4

Moose Hill Native Plant Sale

Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon will hold its annual Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4. A wide variety of native perennials, ferns and ground cover, as well as an assortment of plants from Moose Hill friends will be available for purchase. There will be 30-50 individual plants for sale for each species and most plants are only $7. Bring a tray or box to transport your plants to your car. All proceeds will benefit Moose Hill’s educational programs. For more info, call 781-784-5691 or visit

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